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German doc made to sit inside grave Abu Sayyaf dug

This photo provided by the Abu Sayyaf
shows German scientist Viktor Stefan Okonek, 71, with an assault
rifle pointed at his head at the terrorist group’s hideout somewhere
in Sulu province.

Viktor Stefan Okonek, a 71-year-old German doctor being held hostage by Abu Sayyaf terrorists, on Wednesday said he had been sitting in a “deep hole” with 10 other men since Tuesday.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Alleged ‘sextortionists’ on Web meted out P144,000 bail each


A government prosecutor here set bail at P144,000 for each of the 33 employees of an online service who were arrested last Thursday for alleged “sextortion” activities.

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

In the Know: PH-US ties


The relationship spans more than a century, bound by a history of wars lost and won, and a present filled with hopes amid threats to peace.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Militants burn Uncle Sam effigy in Quezon

Filipino student activists bring their pet dogs to symbolize how Philippine President Benigno Aquino III is allegedly acting as a "lap dog of the U.S. government" during a rally at a park in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, April 27, 2014. The group is opposing the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama and a looming pact that will increase the American military presence in the Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Some 50 activists and artists on Sunday staged a protest march and burned a 10-foot effigy of Uncle Sam at Perez Park in Lucena City.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Austrian’s death in Davao del Sur raises questions for cops

Bansalan-Davao del Sur

Police authorities said they have decided to investigate further the death of an Austrian national to determine if it was indeed suicide as it appeared to be.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »